119 in 2009
Upper Eskdale

An informant had reported herself, another individual and a group of 3 all lost near Dow Crag [Esk Buttress] in Upper Eskdale after coming off Scafell Pike in low cloud and having insufficient torches to get down safely. Location provided from a GPS as being near Knotts of the Tongue. Given that it was close to dark and severe weather was forecast they were advised to walk along the edge of the river Esk towards Brotherilkeld whilst a small group of team members walked up to meet them with torches. 6 team members involved. Based closed at 21:45

Incident started at 16:20 and ended at 21:45 making 5.4 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 23172 07762 (altitude 698 m). Total rescuer hours: 32